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Cyberattacks Soared 24% Worldwide During Second Quarter


Cyberattacks across the world increased 24% in the second quarter, with phishing attacks accounting for 67% of malware incidents, says a Global Threat Intelligence Center report by NTT Security. Thirty-four percent of the attacks were against the manufacturing industry, which was followed by finance at 25% and health care at 13%. Yet, CISOs and other IT security executives may not be giving phishing and its mitigation as much focus as other attacks. Read More Here.

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The other top common vulnerabilities and exposures in the second quarter included the Apache Struts remote code execution vuln discovered in March (CVE-2017-5638), which accounted for 24% of attack target campaigns, and ShellShock (CVE-2014-6271), which continues to represent 10%, the report stated.

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